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28 Jun. 2011 StormHarbour announces Asuka DBJ stake [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - StormHarbour Partners LP, the independent global markets and financial advisory firm, announces today that Asuka DBJ Partners Co. Ltd, a private investment firm that is a joint venture between Development Bank of Japan and Asuka Asset Management, has acquired an 8% equity
28 Jun. 2011 Global managed assets reach US$53 trillion at year-end 2010 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global AUM are back to where they were in 2007, with total AUM reaching US$53 trillion at the end of 2010. While it took less than 6 months to wipe out some US$10 trillion in AUM in 2008-2009, it has taken the better part of two years to put that back. Cerulli beli
27 Jun. 2011 Palaedino Asset Management Advisory Board member Cedric Tille nominated at the Bank Council of the Swiss National Bank [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Geneva based Asset Management firm Palaedino Asset Management today announced that Mr. Cedric Tille, who is currently member of Palaedino Asset Management Advisory Board, has been nominated at the Bank Council of the Swiss National Bank during the 103nd Ordinary Ge
27 Jun. 2011 Sun Mountain Capital takes equity stake in ETP firm (exchange traded products) Teucrium Trading LLC [more]
Opalesque Industry Update � Teucrium Trading LLC, which has entered the ETP space with next-generation single-commodity ETPs announced on Monday that venture capital and private equity firm Sun Mountain had made an investment into the Santa Fe firm.
27 Jun. 2011 Kinetic Partners Expands New York Hedge Fund Insolvency Practice Expansion Due to Continued Increase in Distressed Hedge Fund Redemption Demand [more]
Kinetic Partners, a professional services firm to the asset management community, announced that it has appointed three new professionals to its distressed hedge fund practice. “We’re fortunate to have brought aboard these individuals who have the level of experience in both the restructur
27 Jun. 2011 Skyline Capital Management launching UCITS version of global long/short equity fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update � London-based, Skyline Capital Management is launching a UCITs version of their global long/short equities strategy that focuses on emerging markets opportunities. The Skyline UCITS Fund will be available on
24 Jun. 2011 Hedge fund Och Ziff announces Barry Griswell and Georganne Proctor appointed as new independent directors as two others leave [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC announced that on June 22, 2011 its Board of Directors appointed J. Barry Griswell and Georganne C. Proctor as independent directors of the Company, effective immediately, and that Jeffrey R. Leeds and William C. Cobb have stepped dow
24 Jun. 2011 Greenwich investable indices superior to benchmarks in May [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Results were mixed among strategies for the Greenwich Investable Indices in May as markets came off their highs for the year. The monthly redemption Composite Index shed 0.95% while the quarterly exit Index lost 0.99%. Long-Short Credit was the best performing index dur
23 Jun. 2011 Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index offers insight into May hedge fund performance [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Following the initial results published on June 15th, some key findings from the subsequent report include:  The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index posted negative performance in May, finishing down -0.96%, with three out of ten strategies post
23 Jun. 2011 Opalesque Industry Update - Asia will continue to grow regardless of global economic conditions [more]
Asia will attract increased investor flows whether the global economic recovery begins firing on all cylinders or splutters to a temporary halt, according to Legg Mason Source subsidiary Western Asset Management, which manages $456bn of fixed incom
23 Jun. 2011 Investors should perform greater operational due diligence on Ucits hedge funds, states industry expert [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Reporting from the GAIM conference in Monaco, the peer group network COO Connect noted t
23 Jun. 2011 Institutional Investor’s 9th Annual Hedge Fund Industry awards – winners [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The award ceremony was held on Monday, June 20th, 2011 in New York. Hedge fund management awards The Institutional Hedge Fund Firm of the Year award was given to Appaloosa Management (the main fund was up 10% YTD and the Thoroughbred fund 8%
23 Jun. 2011 Hedge funds see opportunity in Greek debt crisis [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Hedge fund managers attending the annual GAIM conference in Monaco agreed that the worsening Greek debt crisis is an opportunity to make profits, although political uncertainties certainly make it a risky proposition provide risks, various media reported. Hedge fund
23 Jun. 2011 Slowdown in U.S. and declining commodity prices drag on hedge funds in May [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The sharp turnaround of the U.S. dollar in May and the decline in commodity prices were a drag on hedge fund performance during the month as the industry’s assets fell 0.79% to $2.586tln on weak performance, according to hedge fund data tracker
23 Jun. 2011 World’s high net worth population increases in number and wealth [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The world’s wealthiest people, collectively known as high net worth individuals (HNWIs) or those with a minimum extra of $1m in cash, have become richer and their number is now much bigger than ever before. A joint
22 Jun. 2011 Man Group launches multi strategy UCITS hedge fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – On Wednesday Man Group announced that it had launched the Man GLG Multi Strategy Fund, the first result of the firm’s 2010 acquisition of GLG Partners. The multi strategy fund will give investors exposure to 10-15 of the firm’s UCITS funds including GLG and AHL strategie
21 Jun. 2011 Hedge fund inflows in May were no match for April's poor performance as industry drops $5bn [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Hedge funds, which enjoyed a ten month winning streak through April, finally capitulated to the volatile markets, losing -1.24% in May according to the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund
21 Jun. 2011 Hedge fund redemption requests for July are low, but reveal investor jitters [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – July is typically a heavy month for inflows and outflows as investors look to rebalance their portfolios mid-year. “This June’s GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator shows that July redemptions are
21 Jun. 2011 Morningstar to calculate estimated hedge fund returns based on public filings [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Morningstar, Inc., a provider of independent investment research, announced that it has begun to calculate estimated returns for hedge funds based on publicly available filings. The company has estimated quarterly returns for approximately 1,700 hedge funds, including som
21 Jun. 2011 Hedge fund Aurelius Capital criticizes WaMu probe as ‘shakedown’ [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – New York – based Aurelius Capital Management has issued a scathing statement denouncing the on-going investigation into the bankruptcy of Washington Mutual Inc., and calling it a “shakedown.”
21 Jun. 2011 Lyster Watson May hedge fund indices show hedge funds' struggle [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - below are the May 2011 returns for the Lyster Watson Hedge Fund Strategy Indices
21 Jun. 2011 Fortress Investment Group announces it will not pay a second quarter dividend [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Fortress Investment Group announced on Monday that the firm would not pay a dividend for the second quarter of 2011. “The Board
20 Jun. 2011 LightSquared offers plan to solve problem of GPS interference following last week's Sprint deal [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – As Philip Falcone reportedly faces $1bn in redemption requests LightSquared, the broadband company that his firm h
20 Jun. 2011 Northern Trust launches Intraday Automated Updates for global hedge fund managers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Northern Trust has enhanced its Hedge Fund Monitor product with a series of new features designed to improve automation and straight-through processing, enabling Northern Trust's Funds of Hedge Funds (FoHF) clients across the globe to access performance, liquidity and
20 Jun. 2011 PwC: Hedge fund infrastructure critical to addressing regulatory and business requirements [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – A new study by consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers reports that hedge fund infrastructure is crucial in addressing regulatory and business requirements, particularly in the light of the im
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